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Thompson (Bob) Papers on Wine Writing
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  • Access
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  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis, UC Davis Library, Department of Special Collections
    Title: Bob (Robert G.) Thompson Papers on Wine Writing
    Creator: Thompson, Bob, 1934-
    Identifier/Call Number: D-625
    Physical Description: 4.5 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1960-2014
    Abstract: Bob (Robert G.) Thompson (1934-) is a California-based wine writer. He is the author or co-author of several books on California wines, and the author of the San Francisco Examiner's weekly wine column from 1970 to 2000. His papers include correspondence, manuscripts, published writings, menus and invitations to California wine events, reference files, ephemera, and a small set of materials related to Mr. Thompson's professional activities as a whole.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite

    Biography

    Bob (Robert G.) Thompson (1934-) is a California-based wine writer. During his forty-year career, Thompson focused on California wines with an emphasis on wine as a beverage to accompany food. He is the author or co-author of several books on wine, including Pocket Encyclopedia of California Wine, Wine Atlas of California and the Pacific Northwest, and The California Wine Book (with Hugh Johnson). Bob Thompson is perhaps best known as a wine journalist: most notably, he wrote the San Francisco Examiner's weekly wine column from 1970 to 2000. Thompson has also written for Decanter, Sunset Magazine, the Slow Food publications Slow and Slowline, California Magazine, and American Wine and Food: The American Institute of Wine and Food Monthly among many others.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes correspondence; draft manuscripts; articles written by Bob Thompson, including an extensive set of articles for the San Francisco Examiner; menus and invitations to California wine events; reference files on California wine and wineries; ephemera; and a small set of materials related to Mr. Thompson's professional activities as a whole.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in six series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Writings by Bob Thompson; 3. Professional Activities; 4. Reference Files on California Wines and Winemakers; 5. Invitations and Menus; and 6. Ephemera.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Liz Phillips processed this collection with the help of student assistants Monica Doan and Robyn Lam.

    Acquisition

    Gift of Bob Thompson, 2017.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bob (Robert G.) Thompson Papers on Wine Writing, D-625, Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wine and wine making
    Wine writers -- California
    Wine and wine making -- California -- Periodicals
    Thompson, Bob, 1934- -- Archives